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EAST - SUMMER
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Town of Aurora invites you to register for EAST, a competitive swim club that uses swimming as a pathway to excellence in and out of the water. Swimmers will learn four competitive strokes and techniques as well as age-appropriate race strategies.
East Aurora Swim Team is for swimmers ages 5 (who swim without a floatation device) to age 18.
WHERE: Aurora Community Pool, Olean and South Streets
DATES: June 26 - August 4, 2023 NO CLASS JULY 4th
Senior: Mon-Fri; 6:30am-9:00am
Blue: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-9:00am
Red: Mon-Fri; 8:30am-9:30am
White: Mon-Thu; 9:00am-9:45am (3 sessions, see below)
*Subject to change due to enrollment at various levels*
Swim Level Descriptions
SENIOR: This is our senior competitive team for swimmers eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. Swimmers in this group are expected to complete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working toward achieving LSC championship times, zone times, and national meets.
BLUE: This is our junior competitive team. This group is eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. This group is expected to compete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working towards achieving LSC championship times and zone times.
RED: This group of swimmers are continuing stroke development in all 4 strokes in a more structured practice setting with the goal for everyone in this group to complete the IM ready list of events (100 free, 50 fly, 50 breast, 100 IM). These swimmers participate in league meets and some open meets and are able to complete sets of 50's during practice.
WHITE: Novice swimmers who are able to swim at least one length of freestyle and backstroke unassisted. This group will focus on learning the basics of all four strokes. This group will be introduced to competitive swimming with our in house fun meets and our league meets.
Required USA Swimming Registration – Season 2 Athlete ($40). This is a separate, one time per season, registration through USA Swimming that all participants must have unless they were already registered as a Premium Athlete in September 2022.
Link to Season 2 athlete registration is below and will open up on 4/4/23.
All swimmers will be required to purchase their own equipment (goggles, snorkel, etc.). Fins will be provided for the Red and White groups only.
Parent Code of Conduct
- The EAST Board is a volunteer- based organization that supports recreational and competitive swim opportunities. The primary objective is to support a safe, enjoyable environment in which the children can develop swimming and physical fitness skills, as well as experience in a positive manner the emotional and social benefits of a team.
- Fulfill your volunteer obligation willingly knowing that the effort you put in will directly impact your child's experience. Always keep in mind that EAST is a recreational program emphasizing skills and having fun. Competition is a natural part of this sport, but do not make winning the primary goal for you or your child.
- Support your child and team positively; cheer for your child and team, not against the opposing swimmers.
- Always show respect for all players, coaches, officials and other fans. Allow for the fact that anyone can make a mistake. Set positive examples for our children with your behavior.
- Follow the regulations set forth by the school district for use of its facilities. All school property is smoke, alcohol, and drug free. Pets are not allowed.
- You, the parents, run all swim activities. Your cooperation and assistance is necessary and appreciated. All team families share the responsibility for work equally.
- The Coach is the Coach! Swimmers must relate to the coach. The coach will provide the technical direction and supportive, constructive criticism. When parents offer directions to swimmers about the best way to swim, the swimmer can easily become confused. For the triad (swimmer, coach, parent) to work effectively, parents need to supply support, love, and encouragement, and leave the coaching to the coach.
- All parents of the club must continue to protect and improve the excellent reputation of the club.
- It is the parents' responsibility to report any medical, emotional, psychological, or developmental information at registration, or when a condition occurs or worsens. The Director of Recreation and Aquatics will work with the swimmer, understanding that not all conditions are manageable.
NOTE: NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE WATER OR IN THE POOL AREA UNTIL THE COACH IS IN THE POOL AREA. Cell phones are not allowed at the pool.
Swimmer Code of Conduct
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others; Accept the decisions of the officials with grace
- Compete against your own personal best times; Be generous when you win; be gracious when you lose
- Be fair always, no matter what the cost and obey the rules; Believe in the honesty of your opponents
- Work for the good of your team; Conduct yourself with honor and dignity
- Honestly and wholeheartedly applaud the efforts of your teammates and opponents
- Any swimmer who is known to use alcohol, drugs, or tobacco is subject to suspension and/or termination
- Never interfere with progress of another swimmer, during practice or otherwise
- At all club functions, whether at practice, meets or social gatherings, each swimmer is expected to behave in such a way that their actions reflect positively on the team
- All swimmers of the club must continue to protect and improve the excellent reputation of the club
- Disrespect or unsportsmanlike conduct toward the officials, administrators, coaches, other swimmers, and the public will not be tolerated. Disrespect is defined as 'booing', laughing at and/or speaking poorly of the skill level of another swimmer, taunting, ridiculing, not returning congratulatory handshakes or comments, and inappropiate, obscene or vulgar language, gestures, and behaviors; threatening physical violence or actual physical violence.